committee of experts to make cuts in medicare, is not going to do a damn thing. thirdly, it said in a letter last sunday that in the end, the out years, the deficit it will produce will be even larger. yet numbers like that you cannot have a plan that will survive that. >> nina? >> we cannot survive without a major restructuring of health care. anybody who is connected to the medical profession, and i am by marriage, and knows that it is headed for a cliff. if we don't win now, it will be worse later. this will determine whether we do something significant now, and when everybody goes home, and the advertisements are run, it can be definitive. >> marc, with the numbers, how does the president did himself out? >> the president is not in a whole, really. it is always competitive.